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Höch Hirschberg

Höch Hirschberg, 9050 Rüte, Switzerland

1 Day Treks
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About Höch Hirschberg

One of the most beautiful panoramic mountains in front of the Alpstein. From here you have a wide view of the surrounding landscape and the panorama of the Alpstein massif. The Hohe Hirschberg can be easily reached on foot from Gais, the assembly point or Eggerestand. From the assembly point, a narrow road leads in the direction of Hoher Hirschberg, which can be driven almost to the mountain restaurant at 1168  m .

Attractions near Höch Hirschberg

Stoss Pass2.79km from Höch Hirschberg

Stoss Pass is a mountain pass between the cantons of Appenzell Innerrhoden and Appenzell Ausserrhoden in Switzerland. On June 17, 1405, during the Appenzell Wars, there was a battle on the pass between 400 soldiers from Appenzell and 1200 Habsburg and abbatial soldiers. The Appenzellers were victorious and thereby won their independence from the Abbey of Saint Gall. There is a monument on the site.

Fänerenspitz3.27km from Höch Hirschberg

The Fänerenspitz is the northernmost Swiss pre-Alpine summit, rising over 1500 meters. It is located in the municipality of Rüte between Eggerstand and Brülisau in the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden. The Fänerenspitz is referred to locally as d'Fänere.  The Fänerenspitz can be easily reached on foot and is ideal for snowshoe tours and even for a ski tour in high winter when the snow conditions in the mountains are too dangerous.

Gäbris4.3km from Höch Hirschberg

The Gäbris is an elevation in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden and with its 1247 m represents the northernmost Swiss foothills of the Alps. Due to its exhaust location in the middle of the Appenzell hilly landscape, it is known as a beautiful panoramic mountain and a destination for numerous hikers and bikers. The Gasthaus Oberer Gäbris is located near the summit.

Parish Church of St. Mauritius, Appenzell4.66km from Höch Hirschberg

Catholic Church of St. Mauritius in Appenzell, Switzerland. St Mauritius, known as the patron saint of the army, the infantry,weaponsmiths and weavers, is also the patron saint of the Appenzell Innerrhoden Canton. The Church originates from 1069. Over its history 4 churches have been built on the site, each church larger than the preceding one. The current church is a blend of a Gothic church constructed between 1488-1513, and more recent construction in the 19th century.

Museum Appenzell4.7km from Höch Hirschberg

Cultural and historical museum of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden.  The museum mainly focuses on Appenzell hand embroidery, traditional costumes, local beliefs, customs, folk art, and furniture painting. Activities for children, videos on a variety of subjects. It is one of the worth visit places and it attracts a lot of people.

Kunsthalle Ziegelhütte5.03km from Höch Hirschberg

The Ziegelhütte Art gallery is dedicated to the work of Carl Liner Senior and Junior. It preserves their creative legacy and encourages reflection on the art of the 20th century and the present, as well as classical and contemporary music. The magnificent 16th century brick kiln is big enough for a person to walk around in it, and the special atmosphere of the building makes it a wonderful location for events of all kinds.

Where is Höch Hirschberg

Discover more attractions in Appenzell Ausserrhoden, where Höch Hirschberg is located

Appenzell Ausserrhoden is in the northeast of Switzerland, next to the cantons of St. Gallen and Appenzell Innerrhoden. The name Appenzell means cell or estate of the abbot. This refers to the Abbey of St. Gallen, which exerted a great influence on the area.